Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mod Podge Flower Pots

I saw this idea on Pinterest, originally from A Boy. His Sister.  I adapted and expanded on this idea to create these flower pots for the Grandmoms for Mother's Day presents and for the teachers for Teacher Appreciation/birthday presents.  They turned out super cute!  (of course, they are even cuter when you can see the adorable smiling children on there but have to protect them!)

  • Pictures
  • 3 6" pots & saucers (for 10 pictures)
  • 1 8" pot & saucer (for 20 pictures)
  • Clear satin polyurethane
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Double sided tape (or photo squares)
  • Mod Podge
  • Ribbon
  • Clear tacky glue
  • Dirt & flowers
  1. For the pictures, I cropped them, turned them black & white, & added a photo edge.  Then, I used the Turbo Collage app on my iPhone to combine 4 pictures into 1 picture.  I printed each 4 picture collage as a 4x6 and cut them apart. 
  2. For the pots & saucers, I did 1 coat clear satin polyurethane to seal.  Let dry.  (also, thanks to Google, I found out you can wash your hands with olive oil & salt then dawn liquid soap to remove from hands).
  3. Next, paint 2 coats of black acrylic paint.  Let dry between coats.
  4. Arrange pictures with double sided tape to get the best spacing on your pots.
  5. Mod podge the pot & the back of picture to glue pictures down.  Place a rubber band around to hold in place & let dry.
  6. Mod podge on top of pictures.  Let dry completely.
  7. Then, do 1 more coat clear satin polyurethane to seal.
  8. Now, you are ready to tie on your ribbon.  Secure in a few places with clear tacky glue if needed.
  9. Lastly, plant a beautiful flower or plant!  I found these miniature roses at Publix.  You're done!  These really are not hard - just time consuming waiting on everything to dry!  So far, the teachers have loved them & I hope the Grandmoms will too!

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  1. Hi,
    Love it.
    what kind of paper did you print the pictures on?

    1. Hi! I had them printed at a photo shop, so it would just be high quality photo paper. Thanks!